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Canucks make Linden president of hockey operations

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Former Vancouver Canucks captain Trevor Linden laughs during a press conference in Vancouver on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Linden has been hired as Vancouver's president of hockey operations. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Former Canucks captain Trevor Linden has been hired as Vancouver's president of hockey operations.

The announcement came a day after the Canucks fired president and general manager Mike Gillis.

Linden played 19 seasons in the NHL, mostly with the Canucks, and led them to the 1994 Stanley Cup finals, where Vancouver lost in seven games to the New York Rangers.

He scored 375 goals and added 492 assists in 1,382 career NHL games.

Linden says he is ''passionate about the Canucks and I want to win - just like our fans.''

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